Archive: 21/05/2012

Galaxies in the young cosmos

(Phys.org) -- The universe was born about 13.7 billion years ago in the big bang. The Sun and its system of planets formed about five billion years ago. What happened, then, during that long, intervening stretch of nearly ...

dateMay 21, 2012 in Astronomy
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Stunning Lyrid meteor over earth at night

(Phys.org) -- On the night of April 21, the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower peaked in the skies over Earth. While NASA allsky cameras were looking up at the night skies, astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station ...

dateMay 21, 2012 in Space Exploration
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120,000 troubled families in UK?

The reliability of figures used as the basis for the Coalition’s ‘Troubled Families’ program is questioned in new research published by academics at the University of Bristol. The government claims that there ...

dateMay 21, 2012 in Social Sciences
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New details about gene regulation explained

(Phys.org) -- When genetic information is read from the genetic blueprint DNA, RNA polymerase II translates it into RNA molecules. The C-terminal domain, abbreviated as CTD, is an important area of the polymerase molecule. ...

dateMay 21, 2012 in Biotechnology
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